Former US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld’s famous quote about “known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns” was brought to mind on Thursday as the BHA revealed which races would be staged during the first seven days of racing’s resumption.

What we know is that there will be 13 fixtures featuring 104 races in week one, taking place across three regions: the south (seven meetings with 56 races), the north (four meetings with 32 races) and the midlands (two meetings with 16 races).

Of those 104 races, 55 will be for four-year-olds and older horses, 27 for three-year-olds only, ten for three-year-olds and older horses, and 12 for two-year-olds.

Just under three quarters of the races will be handicaps (75), with 29 novice/maiden contests. The juvenile category will be split equally between five- and six-furlong races.

What we don’t know is when the first week of racing will commence, as the BHA watches and waits for the government to ease the lockdown restrictions.

Details on which tracks will stage the action have yet to be revealed by racing’s governing body.

Also, while prize-money will certainly take a hit when racing restarts, the extent of the reduction has yet to be confirmed.

The BHA has already released ‘best-case scenario plans’ for the resumption of Pattern races over three consecutive weekends, starting with nine Group 3 contests, including the Craven Stakes and Brigadier Gerard Stakes, over May 23-24.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to update the nation regarding the route out of lockdown on Sunday; a day later the sport’s leaders will hold a meeting to discuss the announcement and its implications for racing’s resumption planning.